A service oriented system for fleet management and traffic monitoring

TitleA service oriented system for fleet management and traffic monitoring
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2010
AuthorsGiacobbe, M., A. Puliafito, and M. Villari
Conference NameComputers and Communications (ISCC), 2010 IEEE Symposium on
PublisherIEEE / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Incorporated:445 Hoes Lane:Piscataway, NJ 08854:(800)701-4333, (732)981-0060, EMAIL: subscription-service@ieee.org, INTERNET: http://www.ieee.org, Fax: (732)981-9667
Conference LocationPiscataway, NJ

Nowadays, new and sophisticated technologies are quickly developing, taking advantage of the growing necessity of the companies to reduce operating costs, administrative time and to improve their productivity. Automatic Vehicle Monitoring (AVM) systems are one of the promising application fields where mobile technologies can be successfully adopted with specific care toward the definition of new services in the PTS (Public Transport Service) area‥ The ability of an AVM system to control the street traffic represents a very important value for an advanced fleet management system. This paper proposes an AVM software platform, which is characterized by some innovative features able to manage multiple heterogeneous devices for fleet management and to monitor the street traffic. The architectural choices the system is based on are discussed and motivated. Specifically, this paper presents a case study of the implementation of the proposed system in the public transportation system of the city of Messina.